Daejin Kim,   Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech

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My research interest is related to various fields of transportation. Accordingly, I have worked on projects and published articles mostly related to transportation planning, location problem, air quality, electric vehicles, carsharing, transportation demand management, railway, etc. For the projects and articles, my analysis has been based on programming using Python, Visual Basic, Android Studio (JAVA), Web-development (html, JS, D3), and statistics using R, SPSS, STATA.

Research area: Transportation planning; Emissions and fuel consumption modeling; Transportation demand management


2015 ~

Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering & Joint M.S. program in Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Research Assistant at Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, US
  • Research interests: Transportation planning and modeling, Air quality, Emission modeling
  • Ph.D. thesis (on-going): MOVES-Matrix and distributed computing for regional-level line source dispersion analysis: A case study of truck-only lanes on interstate 75 between Macon and McDonough, Georgia
  • MS thesis for CSE program (on-going): Private vehicle ownership and operating cost calculator for teaching and research (Explore the website)
  • Advisor: Dr. Randall L. Guensler.

Daejin Kim
2011 ~

Master of City Planning at Seoul National University
Graduate School of Environmental Studies (GSES), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Thesis: A Model for Estimating Pedestrian Traffic Volume in Urban Area,  (pdf)
Advisor: Dr. Young Ihn Lee.

Daejin Kim
2004 ~

Bachelor of Science at University of Seoul
College of Urban Sciences, University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Daejin Kim


(Journal publications)

  1. Joonho Ko and Daejin Kim, 2017, "Employer-based travel demand management program: Employer's choice and effectiveness", Transport Policy,  (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.06.003), (pdf)

  2. Joonho Ko and Daejin Kim, Daisik Nam, Taekyung Lee, 2017, "Determining Locations of Charging Stations for Electric Taxis Using Taxi Operation Data", Transportation Planning and Technology,  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03081060.2017.1300243), (pdf)

  3. Randall Guensler, Haobing Liu, Yanzhi Ann Xu, Alper Akanser, Daejin Kim, Michael P. Hunter, Michael O. Rodgers, "Energy Consumption and Emission Modeling of Individual Vehicles Using MOVES-Matrix", Transportation Research Record(http://trrjournalonline.trb.org/doi/abs/10.3141/2627-11), (pdf)

  4. Daejin Kim, Joonho Ko and Yujin Park, 2015,"Factors affecting electric vehicle sharing program participants' attitudes about car ownership and program participation", Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 19, 1-4.(http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920915000188), (pdf)

  5. Joonho Ko, Daejin Kim, Heung Gweon Sin, and Seungjae Lee, 2014, "The Efficiency of Vehicle Monitoring Locations for a Voluntary Travel Demand Management Program", Transport, Volume 29  
    (http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tran20/current#.VCJylJR_vpQ), (pdf)

  6. Justin. S. Chang, Sangjin Han, Dongjae Jeong and Daejin Kim, 2014,"Benefits of Rerouting Railways to Tunnels in Urban Areas: A Case Study of the Yongsan Line in Seoul", International Journal of Urban Sciences,  
    (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/12265934.2014.934270), (pdf)

  7. Justin. S. Chang and Daejin Kim, 2013,"Hedonic estimates of rail noise in Seoul". Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 19, 1-4., (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920912001174), (pdf)

  8. Kibum Sung, Daejin Kim, Hyunho Chang and Youngihn Lee, 2011,"Development of Calculating Method of Travel Time Reduction Benefit when Using Car Navigation System: By Using Taxi Probe Car Data of UTIS", The Korea Spatial Planning Review, 70, 77-93, (http://www.dbpia.co.kr/Journal/ArticleDetail/1534280), (pdf)

(Papers submitted or under review in journals)

  1. Daejin Kim, Joonho Ko, Ali Etezady, Jin-Dong Kang "Factors Affecting Bus Rapid Transit Ridership: A System-Level Analysis", Transportation Research Record (under review)

  2. Randall Guensler, Joonho Ko, Daejin Kim, Sara Khoeini, Adnan Sheikh, Yanzhi Xu, "Factors Affecting Atlanta Commuters' High Occupancy Toll Lane and Carpool Choices", Transportation Research Part A (under review)

(Conference presentations or publications)

  1. Daejin Kim, Joonho Ko and Youngihn Lee, "Estimating Pedestrian Traffic Volume: A Preliminary Analysis", The 10th Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) Conference in Taipei, September, 9-12, 2013,  (http://easts.info/on-line/proceedings/vol9/PDF/P154.pdf), (pdf)

  2. Daejin Kim, Joonho Ko, Tae-hyun Kim and Jihun Park, "Factors Affecting on Pedestrian Satisfaction Degree Using Ordered Logistic Regression Model", The 69th Korean Society of Transportation Conference in Gong-Ju, Korea, October 25-26, 2013, (pdf)

  3. Daejin Kim, Joonho Ko and Jung-Hwan Park, "Establishing a Prototype Model of Pedestrian Route Choice: A Case of Gang-nam Station", The Korea Institute of Intelligent Transport Systems (KITS) Conference, May 11, 2013, (pdf)

  4. Daejin Kim and Justin. S. Chang, "A study on estimating CO2 emissions using Bus Management System (BMS) data", The 66th Korean Society of Transportation Conference in Seoul, Korea, February 17-18, 2012. (download on this link)

  5. Daejin Kim and Young-ihn Lee, "A study on Assessment Method for Pedestrian Level of Service (LOS) by Pedestrian Road Types", The 66th Korean Society of Transportation Conference in Seoul, Korea, February 17-18, 2012. (download on this link)

  6. Daejin Kim and Young-ihn Lee, "A study on Assessment Method for Pedestrian Level of Service (LOS) on Pedestrian Road Next to Bus Lane", The 65th Korean Society of Transportation Conference in Il-san, Korea, October 20-21, 2011.


(Programming and Modeling)

PYTHON, ArcGIS, Visual Basic, Statistics softwares (R, STATA, SPSS, and HLM), Web development (Html, Javascript, D3, Boothtrap), Application development (JAVA & Android Studio), Traffic Simulation (VISSIM, Paramics), EMME/3, C++, and Microsoft softwares (Excel, Word, Power point), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(Drone), openstreetmap, leafletjs


Korean (Native)
English (Professional working proficiency)


Honors & Awards

2017 2017 KAUPA Scholarship, Korean-American University Professors Association (KAUPA)

2017 2017 KSEA-KUSCO Scholarships for Graduate Students in the US, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)
This scholarship is awarded to recognize outstanding graduate students in the United States who excel in academics as well as in services to the community, and have demonstrated a potential to become future leaders of the society for closer cooperation between the U.S. and Korea. (http://scholarship.ksea.org/Recipients.aspx)

2017 2017 KSEA Poster Award (3rd place), US-KOREA Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC), Washington DC, US, August 9–12, 2017. (https://ukc.ksea.org/ukc2017/)
Presented at CEA Poster section.

2017 2017 KOTAA Excellent Student Paper Award, Korean Transportation Association in America with Korea-American Scientists and Engineers Association
Title: "Energy Consumption and Emission Modeling of Individual Vehicles Using MOVES-Matrix"

2013 Excellent Paper, Korean Society of Transportation
Title: Factors Affecting on Pedestrian Satisfaction Degree Using Ordered Logistic Regression Model

2012 Consolation Prize, Research Contest hosted by Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS)
Title: Predicting the Future of Country by Introducing New Transportation Modes

2010 Bronze Prize, Research Contest hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Title: A Study on the Introduction of Transit Mall for Green Transportation System Establishment

2010 Excellent Project for Graduation, Department of Transportation Engineering, the University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Title: Introduction of Bus Only District in Cheong-gye Creek Street

2010 Award of Excellent Achievement and Full scholarship, Chairman of the University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Four-times Scholarship for excellent achievement, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Seven-times Scholarship for excellent achievement, University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea

Work and Research Experiences

Department of Transportation System Research & Megacity Research Center, The Seoul Institute, Seoul, Korea (https://www.si.re.kr/)
Position: Researcher
  • Analyzing taxi travel patterns using Digital Taco Gauge (DTG) data in order to optimally set electric vehicle (EV) taxi fast-charging stations in Seoul (using Python & ArcGIS)
  • Analyzed the factors affecting EVs sharing program participants' attitudes through ordered probit model, based on questionnaire-based survey (using Stata)
  • Built pedestrian route choice models by adopting 4-step transportation planning, regression and neural network models (using Visual Basic, ArcGIS & Stata)

Environmental Planning Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Position: Research and Teaching Assistants
  • Calculated the benefits of utilizing rail-beds: rail noise (Hedonic estimate), severance (EMME3 & Visual Basic), traffic accidents (Historical data)
  • Analyzed GPS data of taxi probe car to evaluate travel time savings from using car navigation systems

2010 Traffic Planning Department, Saman Corporation (Engineering Company), Seoul, Korea (http://www.samaneng.com)
Position: Internship (6 months)
  • Participated in "Feasibility Study for BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line between Suwon and Seoul" project

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) laboratory, University of Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Position: Undergraduate-level researcher
  • Participated in "Development of Density Measurement Technique Based on Two Point Detectors" project
  • Built micro simulation model to measure the reliability of two point detectors (using Paramics v5)

Discharged Sergeant from Military Service, Goseong, Gangwon-do, Korea
Position: Gunner & Signal Corpsman in Reconnaissance Party
  • Completed a 2-year military service, defending north-eastern South Korea territory

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